Diego Sanchez Looks To Drag Donald Cerrone Into Retirement With Him

If Diego Sanchez is going into the pit of retirement, he plans on dragging Donald Cerrone down with him. On May 8, Diego Sanchez will be competing in his final UFC fight when he takes on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Sanchez and Cerrone have a lot of histor…

If Diego Sanchez is going into the pit of retirement, he plans on dragging Donald Cerrone down with him. On May 8, Diego Sanchez will be competing in his final UFC fight when he takes on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Sanchez and Cerrone have a lot of history with one another, beginning with their time as […]

Diego Sanchez: ‘Cowboy’s Ass Better Get Ready For Retirement’

Diego SanchezDiego Sanchez says he won’t be the only legendary welterweight retiring after his fight against Donald Cerrone on May 8. ‘The Nightmare’ has been very vocal about his upcoming fight against ‘Cowboy’ being the last of his storied MMA career. During a recent appearance on the  “Real Quick with Mike Swick” podcast, Sanchez revealed his […]

Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez says he won’t be the only legendary welterweight retiring after his fight against Donald Cerrone on May 8.

‘The Nightmare’ has been very vocal about his upcoming fight against ‘Cowboy’ being the last of his storied MMA career.

During a recent appearance on the  “Real Quick with Mike Swick” podcast, Sanchez revealed his plan to drag Cerrone into retirement with him.

“I’m going to move in there so smooth. We’ll make this sh*t look easy,” Sanchez said. ‘Cowboy,’ he might be planning on finishing out those five fights he signed when he signed the Conor McGregor deal, but as I’m ready for retirement, ‘Cowboy’s ass better get ready for retirement too. He don’t know, but this is probably going to be his retirement fight, too.”

The former training partners famously fell out in 2018. Cerrone left Jackson-Wink MMA and Sanchez put ‘Cowboy’ on blast for doing so. The season one Ultimate Fighter winner also left the Albuquerque gym one year later.

‘Cowboy’ clearly hasn’t dropped his beef with Sanchez when this fight was announced. The veteran revealed he is very much looking forward to adding ‘The Nightmare’ to his highlight-reel. Sanchez didn’t take those comments too well.

“With ‘Cowboy’ talking all this mess that I’m not the legend, and I’m just going to be another highlight on his highlight reel, yeah, it added extra motivation for me to be like, ‘All right, you want to take me lightly, take me lightly,’ because I’m the wrong guy to do that (with),” Sanchz said. “This is the wrong time to do this in my career because honestly, I’m feeling better than I ever have. It’s been three hard, long years working with Joshua Fabia on revamping my whole entire style, to learn how to defend myself and to strike properly.

“So I’m super excited for this ‘Cowboy’ fight, and I’m motivated as hell. I want to go out there and kick his ass,” Sanchez added. “I want to take it to him, I want to bring the fight to him. When you’re training for your retirement fight, you just take sh*t more seriously because you know this is going be your last time that you make the walk.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Who do you think will win on May 8? Diego Sanchez or Donald Cerrone?

Cerrone: Fighting Diego Sanchez Would’ve Been Tough 10 Years Ago

Donald Cerrone is happy to give Diego Sanchez one final highlight before he exits the UFC, but it is one that Sanchez would not ever want to watch. It was announced last week that Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez are set to lock horns on May 8 in a cla…

Donald Cerrone is happy to give Diego Sanchez one final highlight before he exits the UFC, but it is one that Sanchez would not ever want to watch. It was announced last week that Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez are set to lock horns on May 8 in a clash of former teammates. This fight […]

Donald Cerrone Excited To Add Sanchez To His Highlight-Reel

Donal CerroneDonald Cerrone says it will be “fun” to add Diego Sanchez to his highlight-reel after ‘The Nightmare’ talked bad about him in the aftermath of his split from Jackson-Wink MMA. Sanchez suggested on social media last week that his retirement fight would likely come against his former teammate ‘Cowboy’. According to ESPN the fight has […]

Donal Cerrone

Donald Cerrone says it will be “fun” to add Diego Sanchez to his highlight-reel after ‘The Nightmare’ talked bad about him in the aftermath of his split from Jackson-Wink MMA.

Sanchez suggested on social media last week that his retirement fight would likely come against his former teammate ‘Cowboy’. According to ESPN the fight has been verbally agreed for May 8.

Cerrone is currently riding a five-fight winless run. Last time out he was lucky to draw against Niko Price – the decision was later overturned to a no-contest due to Price testing positive for marijuana. ‘Cowboy’ intends to return to lightweight in the near future but was happy to take one more welterweight fight against Sanchez.

“Everyone was booked up,” Cerrone said on his YouTube channel. “All the fights were booked. Yeah, ‘55 is what I wanted to do. Then Diego Sanchez went and, I guess, showed up to the UFC and begged and pleaded with them to make me his retirement fight. So they called me and they asked me and I said, ‘Sure.’

“With this fight, yeah, it is at ‘70 but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get big,” Cerrone added. “I’m gonna treat it like a ‘55 fight. I’m gonna try and walk in there at ‘70- or 168. Try and be on weight, fight at ‘70 and just be ready for moving my body down to 155. That’s the plan.”

This fight is particularly interesting as the former teammates had a very public falling out in 2018. Cerrone left Jackson-Wink MMA and took shots at Michael Winkeljohn in the process. Sanchez defended his coach and the gym, even offering to fight ‘Cowboy’ at the time. One year later, Sanchez left the Albuquerque, New Mexico gym himself and his since linked up with Joshua Fabia.

Cerrone hasn’t forgot about what happened a few years ago and is looking forward to making Sanchez pay for his words when they fight in May.

“He says it’s two legends going at it,” Cerrone said. “I don’t think so. He talked a lot shit when I left Jackson’s and now he did the same thing and left. It’s funny. I was just doing what I had to do. Built my own gym, trained my own people, starting making this mold which I think was the right move to do in my career and he had a lot to say about it. He said he wanted to fight me so here’s his chance. Be careful what you wish for. So yeah, this should be a fun highlight reel fight for me.”

Cerrone insists he is not overlooking Sanchez but notes a fight against ‘The Nightmare’ 10 years ago would’ve been a much tougher proposition.

“I’m not overlooking the kid, by no means,” Cerrone said. “There’s areas where he could be dangerous and if I was fighting old Diego, 10 years ago, yeah, he was tough. Hard pace. I used to train with the guy, I know. . .

“He wants this to be his ride into the sunset, and I have no problem giving it to him.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

Do you think Donald Cerrone score a highlight-reel knockout against Diego Sanchez?

Diego Sanchez Has UFC Farewell Bout Booked Against Donald Cerrone

Diego Sanchez now has an opponent for his apparent UFC finale when he takes on fellow grizzled veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Following a tweet released by Diego Sanchez that announced his next opponent, MMA Fighting has confirmed that Sanchez will b…

Diego Sanchez now has an opponent for his apparent UFC finale when he takes on fellow grizzled veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Following a tweet released by Diego Sanchez that announced his next opponent, MMA Fighting has confirmed that Sanchez will be facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on May 8. There are currently no other bouts scheduled […]